Re: An image of ACL ventilated boxcars


Benjamin Hom
 

Ray Hutchison asked:
"Looking at a number of early photographs, what would determine whether the door would open to the right (which we think of as being correct) or opened to the left as shown here)?"

Note that there are two doors but only one 6 ft opening; the usage of the car would determine which door was used.  The ventilator door would be used if the car was running as a ventilated boxcar; the solid door would be used if the car was running as a general service boxcar.  Additionally, the vents on the end could be closed for general boxcar service.


Ben Hom

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